China Guiding Cases Project

N.B. This page describes ongoing research. Some details have to be kept confidential, whereas the details that are mentioned could change before publication.

In September 2015 I moved to Beijing to join the inaugural cohort of the Yenching Academy of Peking University, a program inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford. During my time in China, I am keen on utilizing my access and resources at Peking University (Beida) to investigate a topic related to the country that possesses the world's biggest population and second-largest economy.

Given a state that likes to speak in euphemisms (e.g. Deng Xiaoping's The Three Represents) and a geopolitical stage where words are particularly loaded with meaning, I felt that this could be a natural extension of my passion for text analysis (see: my work on textbooks). 

I am collaborating with Dr. Mei Gechlik, director of the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School, on research the dimensions of which cannot be fully revealed right now. However, the aim is to yield insights that are steeped in data, aid governance, and enable more informed commentary on issues surrounding China.